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Offline Zen

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Not Another One!!!! AHHHHHHH!

« on: August 25, 2013, 03:19:54 PM »
 ::)  I was at this yard sale in Ringgold yesterday . . . they had a kid's chalkboard easel sitting at the end of the driveway and had wrote on it "Our Crap can be Your Crap!"  That should have been enough warning, but NO . . . I just had to go on and look at their crap.  :-\   Then I saw it.  Looked it over.  Not bad.  Has lots of potential.  Not a bad price.  Honest, in a rare moment of sanity, I though, "but you don't need it." and I was going to walk away.   About that time JOY asked the lady "How bad do you want your crap to be our crap?  Will you take $15?"  ???  Guess what?  I'm now the proud owner of a 1918 Singer 66 "Red Eye" portable sewing machine!  Woo Hoo!  I needed one of those!  Thanks Joy!  ;D

It has two or three small issues, but after I cleaned it up and oiled it, it works.  Gott'a replace the plug (plugging it in can be a shocking experiance).  I ordered a new bobbin cover for it.  I replaced the broken handle on the case.  Now I have to find or make a cover for the foot pedal (putting your foot on that can be a shocking experiance as well) and glue the edges of the tattered fabric back down around the bottom of the case.  And find it a new home.  I hate sewing machines.   ;D

Offline certdubtech

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Re: Not Another One!!!! AHHHHHHH!

« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 08:46:31 AM »
I think Joy is just trying to get you to gravitate from Vee-Dubs to Sewing Machines... you can store a lot more of those in a garage, and still have plenty of working room... and nothing in the yard!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   ;D

Regardless, a cool find at a more than respectable price.  I need to buy one of them from you for some of my "Other" hobby.

Oh, and I wish you had gotten a pic of that sign...  love it...

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Re: Not Another One!!!! AHHHHHHH!

« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:33:41 PM »
Oh, and I wish you had gotten a pic of that sign...  love it...

I was going to make a picture of it . . . that's when I realized I had left my phone at home.   :(

Offline ASBug

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Re: Not Another One!!!! AHHHHHHH!

« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 10:54:01 AM »
Zen,
You need to call this guy...
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1511418

Look closely,
KC

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